Things were looking up in 1947

Cost of Living 1947

The People History

Average Cost of new house $6,600.00 
Average wages per year $2,850.00 
Cost of a gallon of Gas 15 cents 
Average Cost of a new car $1,300.00 
Loaf of Bread 13 cents 
United States Postage Stamp 3 cents 
Men’s Sweater $8.50 
Bulova Men’s Watch $52.50 
Couple of examples of houses for sale this year Harlingen , Texas New Brick House 5 room house with all furniture included $7,100 
Long Beach , California Mediterranean style Home with Most beautiful 2 story modern home overlooking the ocean well cared for grounds $37,500 
Heinz Cream of Tomato Soup 23 cents for 2 cans 
Leg O Lamb 59 cents per pound 
Loaf Marvel Enriched Bread 13 cents per loaf 
Oranges 49 cents per dozen 
Below are some Prices for UK guides in Pounds Sterling
Average House Price 1,824

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